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Gaffer thoroughly satisfied with Bournemouth point

QPR boss Mark Warburton was a satisfied man after seeing his R's side more than match AFC Bournemouth in the 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon (Saturday).

Rangers enjoyed the better chances against their former Premier League hosts, though will still view it as a point gained given the quality throughout the Cherries' ranks.

Warburton told www.qpr.co.uk: "In the first half, we were very good against a side who have made such a good start to the season - Bournemouth have so much quality in their squad.

"We knew we had to come out and show real intensity, with and without the ball, and I thought we did that. The only chance they had was following a long ball forward. 

"That apart, Seny Dieng has not really had a save to make. We looked very comfortable and created chance after chance. We should have been at least one goal ahead at half-time.

"We knew that they would respond going into the second half, but again we responded and made some attacking substitutions. We took the game to them.

"Everyone will say that it is a good point for QPR, but Bournemouth will be equally happy with the point."

After the R's kept a second clean in five fixtures, Warburton added: "You defend all over the pitch - from Macca and Brighty up front, to Ilias, Albert and Chris. You have to defend from the front.

"There were some big performances from Rob and Yoann centrally, Geoff and Dom in front of them. Lee and Ossie also worked hard - we showed really good solidity. It was a great team effort against a side of really high quality."

Lyndon Dykes missed the trip south owing to a slight knock he picked up while on international duty with Scotland.

Warburton explained: "He had a minor injury and no more than that following the games. It was a big loss - but Macauley Bonne deserves enormous credit for the shift he put in for 90 minutes. I was delighted with his contribution."

The R's boss also confirmed that the second-half injury picked up by Luke Amos didn't appear to be serious.

Rangers are back in action when they welcome Preston North End to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Wednesday night.

 

 

Everyone will say it is a good point for QPR, but Bournemouth will be equally happy with the point.

Mark Warburton
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